February 03, 2017

The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is working with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) to deliver the Work Experience in Government Program (WEX) in Canberra from 27 – 31 March 2017.

WEX aims to provide high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 11 and 12 with hands on experience and information about job opportunities and career pathways in the Australian Government, and includes cultural mentoring and leadership guidance for participants.

In 2017 WEX activities may include:

  • Meeting senior government Ministers and parliamentarians
  • Visits to the Department of Defence and the Australian Federal Police headquarters
  • Visits to national institutions such as Questacon, the Australian War Memorial, and the Australian Institute of Sport
  • A tour of Parliament House
  • A careers expo, where students can talk to representatives from a range of government agencies
  • A workshop on applying for jobs in the Australian Public Service

The AIEF is excited to be able to offer this opportunity to up to 55 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students and several school staff from across Australia.

The government covers all travel, accommodation and meal costs for students and supervising teachers but does not provide funding for back filling school staff at schools.

Unfortunately, timeframes for this program are very tight with the following paperwork due back to Jill Roy, AIEF Event Coordinator at [email protected] by Friday 10 February 2017:

For more information please contact Jill Roy, AIEF Event Coordinator via email [email protected] or by phoning 02 8373 8020.

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